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Crafts for summer: Angel Bag Tutorial

Bags, Needle crafts, Sewing  |  June 25th 2011  |  0 Comment
Download patterns here and here
Materials needed:
*3 different fabrics; Main fabric, accent fabric, and lining.
*fusible interfacing
*fusible fleece/pellon
*Magnetic snap
1-Cut out fabric as instructed on pattern pieces

2- layer Bottom Overlay and fusible interfacing; right side of fabric with smooth side of interfacing.(.or glue side up.) Stitch across the top at 1/4 inch. Clip curves and turn to right side.

3- finger press, then iron, across the very top. Then iron the whold piece. Do this with both overlays.
4-Fuse interfacing to lining, and fuse fleece to Main fabric.
5-Line up the overlay with bottom of main piece. Topstitch at 1/8″ and then again at 1/4″

6- With main pieces, right sides together, sew side and bottom seams at 1/4″

7-Line up side and bottom seam. Sew across at 1/4″ to form corner..or flat bottom for purse.

8- Fuse interfacing to one of the pocket pieces. With right sides together, sew 3 sides at 1/4″ seam allowance. Clip the 2 corners and turn right side out.

9- Press raw edges under 1/4″. Edge stitch pocket closed.

10- Attach pocket to right side of one lining piece.

11-With right sides of lining pieces together, sew side seams, bottom seam, then corner seams.


12- Turn right side out, and press side seams of lining, and of main bag body.


13- Now it’s time to make the handles. Take the handle pieces, fold in half and press. Open, then fold sides in to center fold line, and press.

14-fold in half and press again.


15- Top stitch handles at 1/8th and 1/4 inches. Press flat.


16-pin handles in the center of the handle spaces on main fabric. Set main body aside for a minute.
17- Attach magnetic snap to lining.

18-Put main purse into lining–right sides together. Match side seams and pin in place.
19-Sew around the top at 1/4″ leaving an opening, about 3″, for turning right sides out.

20-Clip corners and curves. Turn right side out and press.
21-Fold the spece you left open undre 1/4″. Press and pin.
22-top stitch around the whole purse opening at about 1/4″.

23-Press entire purse, especially the top edge.

24-Embellish however you would like!! I used this flower!

25-Enjoy your new bag!

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